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Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption and judicial systems

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report 2007 brings together scholars, legal professionals and civil society activists from around the world to examine how, why and where corruption mars judicial processes, and to reflect on remedies for corruption-tainted systems. It focuses on judges and courts, situating them within the broader justice system and exploring the impact of judicial corruption on human rights, economic development and governance. Two problems are analysed: political interference to pressure judges for rulings in favour of political or economic interests, including in corruption cases; and petty bribery involving court personnel. The result is a thorough analysis of how judicial independence and judicial accountability, two concepts key to the promotion of judicial integrity, can be bolstered to tackle corruption in judicial systems.


  • The name of the chief justice in Sri Lanka is Sarath Silva, not Sarath De Silva
  • On page 283 it says that “many executive powers (and in Scotland legislative powers) have been devolved to new regional authorities.” However it should read: “…many legislative powers (and in Scotland executive powers) have been devolved to new regional authorities.”
  • On page 327, Dominica holds country rank 53 in the Corruption Perception Index, not the Dominican Republic as erroneously listed. The Dominican Republic is at position 99 (page 328).
  • Judges’ salaries in Algeria as reported in the introductory country file refer to monthly, not annual amounts.